SBS Discovery Media

Digital growth boosts overall viewing for TV4

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 say viewing on digital platforms double last year, more than compensating a modest decline in traditional linear TV consumption. According to the broadcaster, traditional TV viewing declined by about six minutes a day to 153 minutes on average. However, consumption on digital platforms took the total average daily […]

Swedish TV executives call for net neutrality to be upheld

Top Swedish TV executives from TV4 Group, SVT, MTG and SBS Discovery Media have written to the government calling for net neutrality to be protected. The letter says that in light of possible legislation from the European Commission, it is particularly important that Sweden calls for regulation that prohibits web discrimination for legal content. It […]

SBS Discovery cuts NBCUniversal deal

The Finnish arm of SBS Discovery has agreed a programming deal with NBCUniversal. The agreement with NBCUniversal International TV Distribution gives SBS Discovery’s TV5 and Kutonen channels a raft of movies and TV series. TV series covered by the deal include Chicago Fire, Go On and Motive. Movie titles include Fast & Furious 5 and […]

SBS Discovery Media wins World Cup and Euro 2016 qualifiers

SBS Discovery Media, the unit created by Discovery following its acquisition of SBS Broadcasting, has secured the exclusive Scandinavian rights to European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournaments.  SBS Discovery Media struck a deal with UEFA for rights across TV, online and mobile platforms in Denmark, Sweden […]

Discovery buying another Scandinavian channel

SBS Discovery Media had inked a deal for Swedish channel TV11 from the TV4 Group. The sale of the channel follows an internal review of its operations by TV4. Financial details were not disclosed, but CEO Casten Almqvist said it said it will use the proceeds from the sale to increase investment in in-house production […]

Discovery completes SBS Nordic buy-out, announces management

Discovery Communications has completed its acquisition of SBS Nordic from ProSiebenSat.1 Group and announced the management team of its newly combined Nordic business.  The US$1.7 billion (€1.3 billion) acquisition, first announced in December, adds 12 TV networks and a number of radio stations and digital brands to Discovery’s existing portfolio of eight brands in Norway, […]